Applicants for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine B.A./M.D. program must submit all applications and application materials by November 1.
The deadline to submit all application materials is November 1 (11:59 p.m. CST), including the General Application for Admission to UMKC, the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, reference forms, official transcripts and official test scores.
Candidates with complete applications by November 1 will be guaranteed review by the Council on Selection, the admissions committee in the School of Medicine, so long as they meet the minimum requirements for admission.
Students applying for admission to the UMKC School of Medicine B.A./M.D. program must complete the following steps:
Step 1: UMKC Application for Admission (Available after August 1)
All applicants must complete the UMKC General Application for Admission. Applicants can also complete the general application using the Common App (see note below).
When completing the UMKC General Application for Admission, please follow the instructions provided on the application. Candidates should select: “2024 Undergraduate” for their application type and then “2024 First Time College”. When selecting a major, select: “Medicine BA/MD”
Submit the UMKC General Application for Admission. No application fee! Beginning October 1, all new undergraduate, domestic, first-time college and transfer students can apply to become a UMKC Roo without paying an application fee.
In order to complete the general application, it is recommended that your computer support the latest versions of web browsers (Chrome, FireFox, Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.)
Note: The general application can be completed using the Common Application. In addition to completing the Common Application, applicants who select the “Medicine BA/MD” program, must complete the UMKC School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application. This application includes; References Forms, Activity Sections, Essays, and Technical Standards. The Medicine BA/MD Program does not accept Common App Letters of Recommendation OR Common App Essay Responses. Reference forms must be provided via the School of Medicine’s Supplemental Application. All application materials for Fall 2023 must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
Step 2: Submit Transcripts & Test Scores
All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts and official standardized test scores to the UMKC Office of Admissions. These items may be sent electronically (email@example.com) or mailed to the following address:
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Office of Admissions – Processing
120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
ACT or SAT scores may also be submitted electronically by identifying UMKC as a score recipient with ACT or SAT. (UMKC ACT code is 2380. UMKC SAT code is 6872.) ACT or SAT scores are considered official when submitted on an official high school transcript or directly from ACT or SAT.
The SAT composite score will consist of only the Math and Verbal sections. The writing section of the ACT and SAT is not used. UMKC receives and processes a superscore from ACT or SAT, comprised of a student’s best section scores to generate an overall, best composite score.
Note: You may check the status of your test scores and transcripts by accessing your General Application to UMKC Portal. The checklist will only show the status of your test scores and transcripts, and will not show the status of any other application materials*. High school transcripts will be listed as “In Progress” until after you graduate from high school and a final high school transcript with a graduation date has been received.
*(To check the status of all other application materials, please review Step 5 below.)
Complete the UMKC School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, including the Technical Standards and Statement of Student Responsibility. In order to complete the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, your computer must support the following:
Internet Explorer 7 and up
Firefox 1.5 and up
Chrome (preferably latest version, most recommended)
Safari (preferably latest version)
The following additional information will be submitted online with the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application:
The essay is an opportunity for students to distinguish themselves from other applicants. Students will have 500 words to respond and will need to consider the following prompts:
- What motivates you to pursue a career in medicine?
- What would you like the UMKC School of Medicine to know about you that isn’t available in other parts of the application?
Short Answer Responses
The short answer section is an additional opportunity to learn more about you, and there will be three mandatory short answer questions that each applicant will answer. Short answer responses should be kept to 250 words or less.
Activities & Leadership
Students will have the opportunity to list up to 10 high school (or college) co-curricular activities and/or leadership experiences. Students should provide a detailed description of involvement with school sponsored clubs and organizations; community related activities; volunteer experience and/or community service; and work experience. For each activity, students will be asked to provide the dates of participation, the estimated hours per week devoted to each activity and the leadership role held within the activity (if applicable). Students should not list health-related activities in this section.
Students will have the opportunity to list up to 10 health-related activities. Students should provide a detailed description of involvement with health-related activities including clubs and organizations; volunteer or work experience in a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home or other health-related facility; shadowing experience; medical or health-related research; and other health-related experiences that may contribute to an interest in medicine. For each activity, students will be asked to provide the dates of participation and the estimated hours per week devoted to each activity. Students should not list activities that are listed in the Activities and Leadership section.
Step 4: Reference Forms
When completing the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, applicants will need to list the names and email addresses of those providing references. After entering the information for each person providing the reference, a student will need to click “Send Email Request” in order for the person providing the reference to receive instructions for completing the online UMKC School of Medicine Reference Form.
Once the Online Supplemental Application has been submitted, no changes or additions to the Online Supplemental Application, including the reference section, may be made.
Teachers, counselors, school administrators or others who can speak to your academic ability and personal character should complete the online UMKC School of Medicine Reference Form. Family members and/or close friends of the family should not complete reference forms. Those providing the reference must submit a fully complete online School of Medicine Reference Form. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in place of or in addition to the official Reference Form. References will not be accepted by email or mail, but must be submitted online.
A minimum of 3 fully complete reference forms are required for a complete application. A maximum of 5 fully complete reference forms will be accepted. References are considered confidential material at the UMKC School of Medicine; information provided on references will not be shared with the applicant.
Step 5: Check the Status of Your Application
The applicant may continue to check the status of the application to determine which application materials must still be submitted. Students may check the status of the application once the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application has been submitted and processed. Processing times may vary depending on the time of year.
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If you have any questions about your application or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at 816-235-1870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to submit all application materials is November 1 (11:59 p.m. CST), including the General Application for Admission to UMKC and application fee, the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application, reference forms, official transcripts and official test scores.
REVIEW OF LATE APPLICANTS: Any student wanting to be considered for admission must submit the School of Medicine Online Supplemental Application by November 1. However, any student who submits other application materials after the November 1 deadline will be considered late, reviewed with other late applications, and reviewed only on a space available basis. The late application deadline is December 15. Applications completed after December 15, as well as incomplete applications, will not be reviewed.
Note: the application closes after the November 1st deadline, so late applicants must have started the application to then complete late.